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London Olympics Cockney/English Translation Guide, Courtesy of Betts Recruitment

07/22/2012 9:28 AM

"Courtesy of Betts Recruitment, you'll know what the Cheeky Cockney Londoners mean when they suggest you move your bacon and eggs to reach the Gates of Rome, then you can switch on the Hansel and Gretel and make everyone a cup of Rosy Lee!"

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According to my wife, you might as well watch Mary Poppins, but cute nonetheless

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07/22/2012 10:49 AM

Gawdon Bennet! watch aaaht fer those Brits what say they need yew ter 'elp 'em break up a barftub... OK? Awright geeezzaa! You'll never get aaaht ov there... Sorted mate.
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07/22/2012 11:21 AM

"According to my wife, you might as well watch Mary Poppins..."

NO WAY. Dick Van Dyke's accent was the absolute worst, and Julie Andrews doesn't have a cockney accent.

I'll say "Tata to you woodens"

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07/22/2012 11:56 AM

The rine in Spine sties minely in the pline!

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07/22/2012 12:27 PM

All this Mockney rhyming slang is just pony*.
You don't say 'apples and pears' for stairs, you just say 'apples'.
A while back we were moving the design & drawing office into temporary premises and one of the workers said...
"You'll never get that line printer up those apples"
There was a bend at the bottom and we had to partially dissmantle the damn thing.
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* Pony and trap = cr4p

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Re: London Olympics Cockney/English Translation Guide, courtesy of Betts Recruitment

07/22/2012 4:48 PM

Well I wasn't going to talk smack about my friends across the sea, but when you invent a verbal code, it isn't to communicate, but to prevent it.

To your point, you'd never give up the second half of the rhyme since that gives up the information you are trying to hide.

As in the example provided, you'd call it a Hansel and only those in the know would tie it to Gretle and so to kettle.

They were after all, criminals.

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